Electra Building

Built in 1955 by Thompson, Berwick and Pratt (with Ron Thom), the Electric Building was an instant modern classic. The design was smooth and it porceline facade lit up the Vancouver skyline like a blue and green beacon. It was something that everyone knew, a landmark for all. Plus, the tilework on the building is freakin awesome. Stand in front of it… you’ll know what I mean.

Happily, in the 1993, when it came down to the nitty gritty, the building was converted to condos, without damaging the building, or altering its original design. And that’s something that should happen a lot more.

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